Weirdness – Travel Agency for Stuffed Animals…Only in Japan

Strange but true! A travel agency specializing in trips for your stuffed animals. …and of course they are based in Japan, officially know as the “Japan Travel Agency for Stuffed Animals.” Once again, thanks to Mark L. @ Yahoo! for sharing this “interesting” article.

The travel agency gives tours not to you but to your favorite plush toy. The odd but oddly adorable idea goes like this: Head to the Unagi Travel website and book your toy’s tour. Price points are reasonable, but you pay for shipping to Japan. They send your toy back for free. Prices range from $35 to $55 for the guided tours to Tokyo, a trip to onsen (hot springs), or a “mystery tour” where the destination is revealed only at the last minute. According to the website, the Tokyo package includes visits to the shopping district Shibuya; historic Asakusa, famous for its Buddhist temple; and views from the Tokyo Tower. For your $45, you’ll get a postcard from your plush friend and a “printed commemorative photograph along with the data on a CD-ROM,” the website states. Photos will also be uploaded on to the company’s Facebook page.

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